Lighten up guys (pun intended). My post was intended as being a bit "toungue-in-cheek", but, ok...let's get serious.
Do I think animals should be treated humanely? Absolutely! I would never want any animal to suffer needlessly.
That being said, do I think there are more important things in this world to worry about other than "natural rights" of animals? HELL YES!
People these days care more about the ethical harvesting of down for their sleeping bags than they do about the millions of children being SLAUGHTERED every year through abortions and late term abortions. That, people, is in my opinion a glaring moral defect of today's societal values!
Take, for example,the (mass murderer) abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia:
Butchering babies that were already born and were older than the state's 24-week limit for abortions is the story.
That one is murder and the other is a legal procedure is morally irreconcilable.
This is not about being "pro-choice" or "pro-life." It is about basic HUMAN rights. Not "animal rights"...HUMAN rights.
Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure and then having it's spinal cord cut. This is not an isolated incident as some would lead you to believe, but an everyday occurrence and standard operating procedure. Haven't heard about these sickening accusations?
It's not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell's former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart. Feel free to Google it if you have the courage.
This is just one example. We could go country to country and compare this humane bird harvesting rights stuff to other human rights violations issues and abuses,not just abortion.
So do I really care about some birds? Of course I do, but it is trivial when compared to a real issue. Animals ARE NOT PEOPLE and do not have "natural rights". Sorry, but the birds be damned.
"Matthew, still afraid of the big kids on the playground or something? Y'know, among adults, Pattonesque bluster like that (particularly in combination with that costume) just makes people wonder about you.
It's okay. Nobody on these forums is going to hurt you.
Seriously, you're calling somebody else a stereotype?"
How did my wearing a kilt become relevant here? And BTW...I usually WAS the biggest kid on the playground until I hit about 18. LOL.